Botox Cosmetic

What is Botox® Cosmetic?

Are you unhappy with the appearance of unwanted lines on the upper half of your face? If so, you are not alone, many men and women experience lines and wrinkles due to aging over time. Botox® Cosmetic is an effective solution to soften these lines for a more youthful appearance. This injectable treatment works by blocking nerve impulses that cause muscles to contract, resulting in a smoother skin appearance.

Botox® Cosmetic can be used to address the following:

  • Frown lines AKA “eleven lines”
  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead creases
  • A dimpled appearance on the chin

Who can Benefit from Botox® Cosmetic?

Adults 18 years and older who are interested in smoothing out lines and wrinkles can benefit from Botox® Cosmetic. However, those who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not receive these injections. To determine if this treatment is right for you, please contact our Grand Rapids office today to schedule your consultation.

The Treatment

To begin Botox® Cosmetic injections, your skin will first be cleansed, and then a topical anesthetic will be offered to ensure you are completely comfortable. Then, a fine needle will be used to inject the Botox® Cosmetic into the appropriate areas. Treatment is quick and usually takes 15-30 minutes to complete.

Botox® Cosmetic Recovery

Following your Botox® Cosmetic treatment, you may experience mild swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection site. These effects are temporary and will resolve with time. Be sure to avoid rubbing the treated area for the best results. There is no downtime required, though we do recommend avoiding strenuous exercise and alcohol consumption for 12-24 hours after treatment. Patients will see full results within 7-10 days and last 3-4 months. Repeated injections are needed to maintain the desired appearance.

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